The Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning held at Lilly Pomona the past several years is now on the move. This coming February we will be gathering in beautiful Newport Beach in Southern California. The Newport Hyatt will serve as the venue, sitting where you can walk to beaches and picturesque Balboa Island, which features unique boutiques and shops with a European flair. Guest rooms at the Hyatt are just $139 per night, making the total cost of this conference amazingly affordable.

With workshops, concurrent sessions, roundtable discussions, poster sessions and four plenary presenters, this conference will have many options for any faculty member interested in evidence-based strategies to improve student learning.

For 33 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This interdisciplinary teaching conference includes faculty, administrators, and graduate students from across the United States and abroad. Participants are given the opportunity to exchange ideas, build a repertoire of skills that can be put to immediate use, and to network with colleagues.

The conference theme is “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.” Lilly Conferences is committed to Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.  The conference sub-themes include:

  • Academic Success
  • Student Learning
  • Creating Communities of Learners
  • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign
  • Engaging and Motivating Students
  • Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
  • Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusion
  • Online Learning and Teaching
  • Promoting Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Service/Experiential Learning
  • Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies

Presentations are selected by blind-peer review process.

Presenters have the option of developing their presentation into a manuscript for consideration in the Conference Proceedings.   The guidelines for submitting a manuscript are found under the resource tab.  All manuscripts are blind-peer reviewed.

2014 Plenary Speakers

  • Stephen Brookfield - John Ireland Endowed Chair School of Education, University of St. Thomas
  • Tara Gray – New Mexico State University
  • Diane Halpern – Dean of Social Sciences, Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute; McElwee Family Professor of Psychology; Founding Director, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College
  • Christy Price – Professor of Psychology, Dalton State College
    2012 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Todd Zakrajsek – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Newport Beach in February.